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    Question NTFS drive with wrong information

    Ok...this is freaking me out and was wondering if anyone might have a solution. I'm an old XP guy that has recently converted to Ubuntu Gutsy and then a week later to Hardy (LOL...yeah, lessons in pain but all good). Anywho, I just realized a strange thing with one of my old NTFS drives. The drive is shown to be at 448 gigs with 38 gigs available. In trying to free up some storage on it, I started going through it to try and find what was holding so much stuff (most of it are videos). Anywho, I only counted up to about 150 gigs used. Soooooooo, where is all of that used up data? Is there something I can use that can give me a better story than file manager?

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Re: NTFS drive with wrong information

    Applications > Accessories > Disk Usage Analyzer. Creates a nice pie graph of your disk with folder names and junk.

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    Re: NTFS drive with wrong information

    Beautiful. Apparently, File Manager capped either the amount of files being stored under a directory or something. It was just a lot of media files in a directory! The Disk Usage Analyzer works like a charm!

    Thanks,
    Chris

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